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Enterprise High School    Enterprise, AL

EHS Mid-Year Review
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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

2016-2017: The Year of the Wildcats

     “I am very pleased with the effort of our students and teachers during the first semester at Enterprise High School. Every day we worked together to improve what we do at EHS: to prepare our students for a successful life after high school. Our students responded to the challenge and raised their own bar academically, athletically, and through extracurricular experiences. The year is still young and we have much work left to do since our best days at EHS are ahead of us. The upcoming second semester offers many opportunities for our students.

     Enterprise High School has always been blessed with some of the best teachers in the state on staff. Our teachers work at their craft and take great pride in providing a first-class education for our students. While EHS and Enterprise City Schools always recognize teachers for their work outside the classroom, I want to say how proud I am of the work being done in our classrooms.   The teachers at EHS know their ultimate job is to make a positive difference in the lives of those in their classrooms and their school. The achievements of their students at this point of the school year indicate their success.”   Matt Rodgers


  •    S2S (Student 2 Student New Student Organization) – Averaging 70 new students in attendance; program now started in both of our junior high schools.
  •  EHS Theatre Arts – Received all Excellent and Superior ratings at District; 9 out of 13 students qualified for State competition this week in Florence.
  •  Choral Music – Varsity Singers, Esprit, and Encores - 1st Place at Peanut Festival: will perform on March 27 in NYC at Carnegie Hall; Alabama All State Choir: Ariana Ramos (11th), Morgan Fisher, Jordyn Cox, Christina Haken (all in 9th); Cultural Arts Choral Festival: Women’s Ensemble received 1st Place in Women’s Division with Superior ratings, Esprit received 2nd Place in Women’s Division with Superior Ratings, Encores received 3rd Place in Mixed Division with Superior Ratings; Holiday Concert Monday, December 12.
  • Increased the number of students taking Pre-AP and AP classes (Pre-AP enrollment went from 1187 to 1243 students; over 759 students are taking AP courses this year.
  • Increased the number of students taking Dual Enrollment classes at EHS; 230 in 2015-2016 & 323 in 2016-2017; Added additional welding and automotive classes at EHS.
  • Students in the business department have earned 118 Microsoft specialist certifications this year.


 EHS Engineering and Robotics Team – After school Robotics program expanded this year from 3 to 7 robot teams & from 2 to 3 days per week; 1st Place at Brewbaker Competition last weekend; qualified for Vex State Competition in March at Jacksonville State.

  • JROTC Teams (Academic, Fitness, PT, Drill) – Best Overall at Russell County Competition.
  • Rifle Team – Undefeated for the year; Sporter Team 8 out of 101 and Precision Team 2 out of 15 at Millbrook Drill Meet; Kelsey McGrath – 1st individual with a score of 298 out of 300 points.
  • Volleyball – 3rd Straight Trip to State (Elite 8), Area Champs, Region Runner-Up
  • EHS Football-10-2 record for the year (Most school wins since 1993; School Record for points scored 444 pts, Ranked as high as #6 in State, Finished in Top 8, Marcus Jones chosen for Al-MS All Star Game, Chance Warren set school record for receiving yds 859 and TD receptions 6, Andrew Osteen set new punting average at 41.2 yds)
  • HOSA – Multiple students qualified for State level competition; Cooked meals on Veterans Day for Hospice.
  • Junior Civitan – Over 600 volunteer hours in less than a semester.
  • National Honor Society – 128 new members inducted.


 Cross Country Team – Multiple wins during the season; Girls--9th in State; Boys--10th in State.

  • Swim Team – More swimmers qualified for State than any previous year.
  • Cheerleaders –4th in State; 4th Place in 7A Division at the 2016 AHSAA State Cheerleading Competition; 2016 National Peanut Festival Large Varsity Champion & Overall Grand Champion; Preparing for Nationals.
  • Enterprise FFA was awarded the three star national chapter award at the 88th National FFA convention. This is the highest award given to honor a chapter for their entire years’ work in the areas of student development and community development.
  • FFA Dairy Team – 3rd Place in State.
  • FFA Livestock, Forestry, Land Teams – All finished in the top 4 at District; only school in the state to qualify for all 3 events at State level of competition.
  • Big Blue Band – 2nd overall at Brewton Competition; 1st in Class Danceline and Auxiliary; 2nd Place Best Drum Major – Jenna Goulart; Won all superiors in all captions and finished 2nd place overall at Lake Martin Invitational; Won all superiors and 3rd place overall at Dixieland Band Competition; Participated in Veteran’s Parade, Christmas Parade, and all regular season and playoff games.
  • Paw Prints – EHS school newspaper captured these exciting events; Honors at Southeast Regional High School Newspaper Competition; 1st place in layout/design; 1st place photography; 2nd place in writing quality; 3rd place coverage of school news.
  • CCC: College & Career Center – Has 99 students who have successfully completed the FAFSA, assists on average around 215 students per week with college and career information, had 15 college and military recruiters available to visit with students this year.
  • SGA – Partnered with the Anchor Club and collected 453 cans of food for the Christian Mission food pantry; planned and hosted a fantastic Homecoming week and festival.
  • Anchor Club - Partnered with the SGA and collected 453 cans for the Christian Mission food pantry; hosted a fall fun day for our special needs students; played Banana Bingo with Enterprise Health and Rehabilitation Center residents monthly; provided birthday treats for our faculty and staff.
  • Interact Club – Brendan Franco Auction raised $3,700; Spooky in the Park raised $1,795; the club donated $500 to ‘Hand Up Enterprise,’ also $100 to Annie’s Restaurant for meals for local families, and $500 to Operation Christmas Child.
  • French Club – Raised over $200 this year for the Disabled American Veterans of Enterprise and Coffee County.
  • WITCoE: Wiregrass Information Technology Center of Excellence – Newly created Career Tech Center bringing together Dual Enrollment Career Tech offerings from ESCC, LBW, and WCC. First semester 12 juniors and seniors from EHS took advantage of the WITCoE opportunity.
  • EHS Global Passion Project is a new group of students who are encouraged to become active “global citizens.” Katey Dalrymple and Kavel Patel are the first two students to send their “Share the Word” and “Soccer Share” to schools in Haiti.
  • EHS student Lindsey Zerbinos named the Wendy’s High School Heisman Winner for EHS.

 Upcoming Events at EHS


-December 5- EHS Choral Music Christmas Concert in PAC at 7:00 PM.

-December 6-7-Workkeys Exam for ALL seniors.

-December 8-EHS Band Christmas Concert in PAC at 7:00 PM.

-January 10- Open House at 6:00 PM.

-January 31-Incoming 9th Graders Visit EHS 8:30-11:30 AM.

-January 31-EHS Electives Fair at 6:00 PM in the practice gym.

-February 1- Registration Begins for 2017-2018 school year.

-February 13- Celebration of Diversity Program at 2:00 PM in the Gym.

-March 1-Remembrance Program for March 1st Tornado at EHS (TBA)

-March 7- Night of Remembrance (Special Musical Program “The Wind” written about the March 1st tornado; Performed by the EHS Choral Music Department-7:00 PM in PAC).

-March 10- EHS Senior Prom at the Enterprise Civic Center at 6:00 PM.

-April 20-22- EHS School Play “Beauty and the Beast” in the PAC (TBA)

 New Programs Coming to EHS in 2016-2017


  • Dual Enrollment Account Associate's Degree Program – Students will have the opportunity to earn an Associate’s Degree from ESCC tuition free.
  •  Dual Enrollment Health Information Technology Associate's Degree (HIT) – Students will have the opportunity to earn an Associate’s Degree from ESCC tuition free. The program will consist of learning skills associated with medical coding and billing.
  • Computer Science Discoveries – New course offered to only 9th graders as an option to AP Computer Science
  • Sports and Event Marketing – New course offered to grades 10-12
  • Additional Track in Health Science – The tracks will culminate in a Nurse Assistant Certification or a Patient Care Tech Certification.


“We have very simple goals at EHS. We want to attack each day with enthusiasm, stay positive, be thankful, learn, improve and grow. Most importantly, bring out the best in others. We continue to believe in our students and teachers. If we all give our best each day, this will truly be the “Year of the Wildcats.”


Matt Rodgers


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